Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe Everyman's Library Edition. First published in 1852, Uncle Tom’s Cabin soon achieved worldwide fame and has remained celebrated ever since. This rich, complex, melodramatic novel encompasses black slave society and the white lives that impinged upon it. It focuses on the stories of two slaves: the gentle but uncompromising Uncle Tom – sold down the river and brutalized by the planter Simon Legree, whose name remains a synonym for cruelty – and Eliza, who with her child crosses the frozen Ohio River to freedom. With its extraordinary capacity to move its readers, Uncle Tom’s Cabin evoked a surge of indignation that contributed crucially to the abolition of slavery in America.
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